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The 7 Stupidest Ways We’re Promoting Abstinence

Abstinence-only education starts with the idea that teenagers listen to adults and manages to get even stupider. It’s working to turn the only life-threatening problem in the world that can…

Cracked |

Mississippi Learns The Hard Way That Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Enables Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

When it comes to teen pregnancy, Mississippi has the highest rate in the nation. The state has 55 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 — a whopping 60…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: More Than Half Of Young Adults Misinformed About Birth Control

Here’s a depressing statistic: 60 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds may not understand how to properly use birth control to prevent pregnancy, according to a new study of 1,800…

Jessica Wakeman |

Sex Ed Tries To Reach More Dudes Through Humor

Most think of us see unplanned pregnancy rates as a serious thing, but others think it’s a laughing matter. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has ab unorthodox…

Tiffanie Drayton |

Girl Talk: How Kirk Cameron Tried To Ruin My View Of Sex

When I tell people that once, when I was in 7th grade Sunday school class, I was shown a video starring Kirk Cameron and his wife Chelsea Noble that illustrated…

Jamie Beckman |

The Soapbox: Let’s Really Talk About Sex

Enthusiastic Consent. I’m a fan. For any of you not in the know, Enthusiastic Consent is a way to make sure that yes really means yes and no means no,…

Julie Gillis |

Sext Books At The Ready: World’s First Sex School Opens

The world’s first international sex school has opened which claims to teach its students how to be better lovers. But far from being a cheap thrill, one term at the “hands…

Huffington Post Weird News |

Switzerland’s Sex Ed Involves A Wooden Penis And A Fabric Vagina

In America, sex education is whatever the religious right says it is. But in Switzerland kids ages four to 10 get their sex education with a wooden penis and a…

Jessica Wakeman |

What High Schools Should Teach In Sex Ed

In high school, my sex ed was what you would call minimal. Since Texas firmly believes in abstinence-only education (which so doesn’t work – my high school had a day…

College Candy |

Ashton Kutcher Will Teach You Sex Ed Now

“One thing [high school sex ed classes] teach about is how to get pregnant or how to not get pregnant, but they don’t really talk about sex as a point…

Julie Gerstein |

Study: Schools Teach Abstinence, Not Contraception

Teens learn about the birds and the bees in high school sex ed — but they’re not, apparently, learning about birth control. A report from the Centers for Disease Control…

Julie Gerstein |

Hey Girls! Use A Condom, Because Men Are Total Jerks!

Hey, you know how parents and teachers and other, you know, boring adults can get teenagers — particularly teenage girls — to use condoms and other forms of protection…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Quiz Results: I Know More About The P Than I Do The V

Last night, my friend Lauren sent me a link to a quiz on Women’s Health’s website called “Are You A Penis Expert?” While watching “American Idol” I took the quiz…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Girl Talk: Cosmopolitan Was The Best And Worst Thing to Happen To My Sex Life

I’m of the last generation to learn about sex without the help of the internet. While I was spared the misinformation my pre-teen mind would’ve encountered in her furtive Google…

Anna Clark |

Why Do We Need Sex Education Again?

Babies having babies having babies having babies having babies and so on and so on and so on! [via BuzzFeed] …

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Most Parents Suck At Talking About The Birds And The Bees

Maybe you have kids and are already dreading having to talk to them about sex. Or maybe you’re still trying to recover from that super uncomfortable conversation with your own…

Ami Angelowicz |

New HIV Awareness Campaign Hits Home

This new AIDS Awareness campaign from One Life finally uses sex to sell an effective message — when you sleep with him, you’re sleeping with everyone in his past. Click…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Where Opera Meets Contraception

The Contraception Opera, “starring sperm and egg,” combines two of my favorite things — sex education and interpretive dance! Genius. [via BuzzFeed] …

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Vintage Sex Ed: Caught In The Act

It’s hard to believe it’s been over 20 years since I suffered through awkward sex-ed videos of swimming, talking sperm and dancing ovaries in junior high. Feeling a…

Wendy Atterberry |

“Condom Worshippers” Rejoice!

Federal funding for abstinence-only education was stripped from the budget in the House subcommittee, and the Christian News Wire isn’t too happy about this. According to them, “There is evidence…

Carrie Wasterlain |